Farmland in Bavaria. Credit: Borya / Flickr
The farmers of Bavaria can rejoice, because now biotech seed can no longer infest their farms across nine EU member states, including 18 regions of France, 13 regions of Italy, and all of Austria. Bavaria joins the ranks of those who will now farm without utilizing genetically modified organisms.
Bavaria is a state of Germany, which has over 70,548 square kilometers of farming land, and is one of the largest states in the country. It comprises 20% of all of Germany, and is also the most populated state, with the capital of Munich within its heart. Bavaria therefore, could greatly influence other states to also become GMO free. If the influence of Bavaria alone won’t do it, 62 other regions have already stated at a GMO Free network meeting: